NEW YORK — Five of New York’s most celebrated companies are joining forces for the first time ever as part of Restart Stages at Lincoln Center.
Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform on the same stage at the first BAAND Together Dance Festival in Damrosch Park. The companies will share a different mixed bill, offering audiences the unique experience of evenings curated collaboratively by the artistic directors of each of the organizations. Performances start August 17.
Restart Stages aims to transform Lincoln Center’s campus into a hub of arts access and civic engagement, with ten new outdoor venues hosting music and dance performances, film screenings, cultural events, a reading room, and public services like food bank distributions. It is made possible through the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-Lincoln Center (SNF-LC) Agora Initiative, a collaboration to reactivate and reimagine public space in a new era for which SNF provided support as part of its $100 million global COVID-19 relief initiative.